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Sessional Instructor - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science (Summer 2023)

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Department of Biology - Faculty of Science
Sessional Instructor
Summer 2023

The Department of Biology at the University of Prince Edward Island has an opening for a Sessional Instructor during the Summer Session of 2023 (May 8 – June 20). This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

BIO 4090 – Wildlife Diseases (Special Topics)

This will be an online lecture course that covers the main wildlife diseases found among North American animals and may be of interest to students in Wildlife Conservation, Ecology, or those students pursuing careers in Veterinary Medicine. Causes, species affected, occurrence, ecology, clinical disease, pathology, and significance to the population will be addressed.

Lectures: 6-9 pm, Tuesday and Thursday


Applicants must hold an M.Sc. or Ph.D. or other degree that qualifies them to teach this course (e.g., DVM). Documented experience teaching is preferred.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster, and to those with experience in teaching university level courses.

Salary: As per Sessional Instructor Stipends outlined in the Collective Agreement of the UPEI Faculty Association, Bargaining Unit #1

Application Instructions: 

A cover letter, a Curriculum vitae, and the names of two individuals who can provide letters of reference should be emailed to:

Dr. Christian Lacroix, Chair
Department of Biology
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PEI   C1A 4P3

For more information, please email or call Dr. Christian Lacroix (; or 902-620-5231

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

Closing date for applications is February 24, 2023; however, applications will be considered until the positions are all filled.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.